Hi There,

This is my first post, so please let me know if I’m breaking any posting rules, posting in the wrong place, etc.

Two years ago I acquired a beautiful 1964 Nordic Folkboat in the Helsinki area. Much of the varnish needs to be brought back up to snuff, but she is mostly in good shape.

I was out over the weekend in 20 knot winds, and there was a rather rough accidental jibe. (Shouldn’t have happened in the first place, but it did... Fortunately, nobody was hurt.) After a couple minutes, I looked up to see that a crack had formed along the threading where the foot of the main attaches, starting at the seam where the end piece of the boom connects and running about 1.5 feet toward the mast.

I would like to take a whack at fixing it myself. Does anyone have experience repairing wooden booms? I am entirely new to wooden boat repair, and welcome any tips.

I can send photos if helpful.